Wagner, Boult blow West Indies away

New Zealand congratulated themselves on a smart plan as they decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Tuesday.

The tourists struggled to cope in their second innings against New Zealand's three-pronged fast bowling attack in Hamilton, particularly against a barrage of bouncers from Neil Wagner.

A brutal spell from Wagner produced three wickets and a broken arm as the hosts romped to a 240-run victory.

The West Indies, set a target of 444 to win after losing the first Test by an innings, folded at nine for 203 with the injured Sunil Ambris unable to continue batting.

Wagner, who tormented the West Indies throughout the series with his aggressive short balls, took three for 42 while new-ball pair Tim Southee and Trent Boult grabbed two wickets apiece, as did spinner Mitchell Santner.

The victory improved New Zealand's home record to 13 wins, three losses and seven draws in their last 10 home series.

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